Palestinian Envoy Recalled From Washington DC Over US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Palestinian Envoy Recalled From Washington DC Over US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Monday's inauguration of the new US embassy sparked the bloodiest day in four years at the Israel-Gaza border as Israeli forces killed more than 50 Palestinians.

Palestinian leaders have called Monday's events a massacre and the Israeli tactic of using live fire against the protesters has drawn worldwide concern and condemnation. "We would have come to this protest today anyway, but now we're even more amped up and I'm personally going to use this energy and sadness for activism".

The juxtaposition of violence on the Gaza border and festivities attended by a Trump administration delegation - captured on split screens in TV broadcasts around the world - briefly drew attention to the plight of Gaza and its two million people.

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said it opposed the U.S. decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. At least 60 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured, Gaza officials said. "Our greatest hope is for peace", he said.

She says that Europe needs to concentrate on finding allies, expanding its strategy, to find a solution.

Zayid referred specifically to the United Nations General Assembly resolution 194, of 1948, which states in part, "Refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of global law or equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible".

A woman holds a Palestinian flag as a protester burns tires near the Israeli border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018.

Deputy Ambassador Michael Baror said they were sorry for the loss of lives, and added that their problem is with the regime, not Palestinians.

As to whether he knows of any efforts to calm the situation by the Egyptians or any other player in the region, Amidror said that Egypt has the ability to speak with both sides.

Worldwide criticism has poured down on Israel for its use of force on the border, with Belgium, Ireland and Turkey all summoning their Israeli ambassadors.

Israel has said it is acting in self-defence to defend its borders and communities.

Palestinians, who view the eastern part of Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state, were demonstrating against the opening of the new U.S. Embassy.

"As American Jews, we see Netanyahu saying he speaks for all Jews, and we're saying that's not true", volunteer organizer Sarah Brammer-Shlay told HuffPost on Tuesday, saying actions in Israel were "pushed by our government".

Turkey told Israel's ambassador to leave the country on Tuesday and President Tayyip Erdogan described Monday's bloodshed as genocide and called Israel a terrorist state.

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